Manchester United will face West Ham United at Old Trafford Stadium, in Manchester, at 34th Round of English Premier League. Manchester United against West Ham United is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. This round is very important fighting for positions in the league. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Immediately after signing the contract with the head coach of the team Solskjaer O. G., they started to play much worse than it was before. Manchester United lost 4 out of 5 last games in different competitions. The Reds lost against Barcelona at Old Trafford stadium by 1:0 result. However, they had chances to score more times than Barca, but guests controlled the possession of the match. In general, they lost the best position in Premier League and now standing at 6th place. United are undefeated in the last 13 Premier League matches.
Lukaku and Pogba are looking very good in the second half of the season. Romelu scored already has 12 goals, while Paul leads the squad with 11 goals and 9 assists. The match against West Ham United is very important for them continuing the fight for Champions League place. Now they need full concentration on PL, since the win against Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium very doubtful in Champions League second leg of Quarter-final.
Unfortunately, Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia, and Matteo Darmian will miss the match due to injuries. In addition, Luke Shaw has yellow card suspension for 2 matchdays in PL. The Red Devis are strong this year at shooting from direct free kicks, creating chances through individual skill and coming from losing positions. However, they are facing troubles at stopping opponents from creating chances, avoiding the offside and avoiding fouling in dangerous areas.
West Ham United this season is playing not their best football, although, they have very talented and strong players. In Premier League they are taking 11th place and already lost chances to fight for Europe competitions. In general, they saved themselves in Pl and have no other competitions. The Hammers failed to score in 6 of their last 7 away matches. They need to find a way to strengthen their squad and work strongly on summer’s transfers window.
Felipe Anderson, Chicharito, and Marko Arnautovic look strong this season, however, as we can see their skills is not helping the squad in last games. Unfortunately, A. Carroll, W. Reid, and A. Yarmolenko will miss the match due to injuries. This season West Ham is looking strong at creating chances using through balls and coming back from losing positions. However, they are facing troubles at defending against attacks down the wings, through balls and set pieces.
United are unbeaten in their last 13 home matches against West Ham United in different competitions. In the first meeting of this season, West Ham won against Manchester with 3:1 result. However, in the last 5 matches between them, Manchester United was much stronger and won 3 and have drawn 1 match.
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